The Year of Dreaming Dangerously
Score: 3
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The Year of Dreaming Dangerously


  • Author : Slavoj Zizek
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2012-10-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781680438


The Year of Dreaming Dangerously Book Description :

Call it the year of dreaming dangerously: 2011 caught the world off guard with a series of shattering events. While protesters in New York, Cairo, London, and Athens took to the streets in pursuit of emancipation, obscure destructive fantasies inspired the world’s racist populists in places as far apart as Hungary and Arizona, achieving a horrific consummation in the actions of mass murderer Anders Breivik. The subterranean work of dissatisfaction continues. Rage is building, and a new wave of revolts and disturbances will follow. Why? Because the events of 2011 augur a new political reality. These are limited, distorted—sometimes even perverted—fragments of a utopian future lying dormant in the present...

The Year of Dreaming Dangerously
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Year of Dreaming Dangerously


  • Author : Slavoj Zizek
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2012-10-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781680421


The Year of Dreaming Dangerously Book Description :

2011 was the year of dreaming dangerously: we all witnessed (andparticipated in) a series of shattering events. Emancipatory dreamsmobilized protesters in New York, on Tahrir Square, in London andAthens – and there were the obscure destructive dreams propelling themass murderer Breivik and racist populists all around Europe, fromthe Netherlands to Hungary. The subterranean work of dissatisfactionis continuing: rage is accumulating and a new wave of revolts willfollow. Why? Because the events of 2011 were signs from the future: weshould analyze them as limited, distorted (sometimes even perverted)fragments of a utopian future which lies dormant in the present as itshidden potential....

The Year of Dreaming Dangerously
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Year of Dreaming Dangerously


  • Author : Slavoj Zizek
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1306918081


The Year of Dreaming Dangerously Book Description :

Call it the year of dreaming dangerously: 2011 caught the world off guard with a series of shattering events. While protesters in New York, Cairo, London, and Athens took to the streets in pursuit of emancipation, obscure destructive fantasies inspired the world's racist populists in places as far apart as Hungary and Arizona, achieving a horrific consummation in the actions of mass murderer Anders Breivik. The subterranean work of dissatisfaction continues. Rage is building, and a new wave of revolts and disturbances will follow. Why? Because the events of 2011 augur a new political reality. These are limited, distorted--sometimes even perverted--fragments of a utopian future lying dormant in the present...

Dreaming Dangerously

Dreaming Dangerously


  • Author : Kathleen Harsch
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2012-06-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1477632395


Dreaming Dangerously Book Description :

Praise for DREAMING DANGEROUSLY 5 out of 5 star reviews: Once I read the first page, I couldn't put it down until I finished it. Dreaming Dangerously is a book I would recommend to anyone to read... the Author is skilled. -Dominique,Goodreads.com It really just blew me away how much I loved reading this book. Chani, Goodreads.com I loved Dreaming Dangerously. Mind reading is one of those things not all authors can write about. Dreaming Dangerously is a book I would highly recommend. - Kris Spor, Amazon customer Overview of DREAMING DANGEROUSLY:A teen mind-reader tries to keep her secret from the gossips at her high school. A popular boy who finds out. Her nightmares start to come true. She must learn to trust him before it's too late to stop the trag...

Demanding the Impossible

Demanding the Impossible


  • Author : Slavoj Zizek
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-03-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745679839


Demanding the Impossible Book Description :

Where are we today and what is to be done? Slavoj Zizek ponders these questions in this unique and timely book. Based on live interviews, the book captures Zizek at his irrepressible best, elucidating such topics as the uprisings of the Arab Spring, the global financial crisis, populism in Latin America, the rise of China and even the riddle of North Korea. Zizek dazzles readers with his analyses of Hollywood films, Venezuelan police reports, Swedish crime fiction and much else. Wherever the conversation turns, his energetic mind illuminates unexpected horizons. While analyzing our present predicaments, Zizek also explores possibilities for change. What sort of society is worth striving for? Why is it difficult to imagine alternative social and polit...

Iraq

Iraq


  • Author : Slavoj Žižek
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1844675408


Iraq Book Description :

Zizek analyzes the logic behind toppling Saddam Hussein despite no evidence of WMDs and questions the actual ideological and political stakes of the attack on Iraq....

God in Pain

God in Pain


  • Author : Slavoj Zizek
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-17
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609803704


God in Pain Book Description :

A brilliant dissection and reconstruction of the three major faith-based systems of belief in the world today, from one of the world's most articulate intellectuals, Slavoj Zizek, in conversation with Croatian philosopher Boris Gunjévic. In six chapters that describe Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in fresh ways using the tools of Hegelian and Lacanian analysis, God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse shows how each faith understands humanity and divinity—and how the differences between the faiths may be far stranger than they may at first seem. Chapters include (by Zizek) (1) "Christianity Against Sacred," (2) "Glance into the Archives of Islam," (3) "Only Suffering God Can Save Us," (4) "Animal Gaze," (5) "For the Theologico-Political Suspension ...

The Law of Dreams
Score: 3.5
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The Law of Dreams


  • Author : Peter Behrens
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Bildungsromans
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780887847745


The Law of Dreams Book Description :

Winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction. Peter Behrens's bestselling novel is gorgeously written, Homeric in scope, and haunting in its depiction of a young man's perilous journey from innocence to experience.The Law of Dreams follows Fergus O'Brien from Ireland to Liverpool and Wales during the Great Potato Famine of 1847, and then beyond — to a harrowing Atlantic crossing to Montreal. On the way, Fergus loses his family, discovers a teeming world beyond the hill farm where he was born, and experiences three great loves....

The Idea of Communism 3
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Idea of Communism 3


  • Author : Alex Taek-Gwang Lee
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784783969


The Idea of Communism 3 Book Description :

An all-star cast of radical intellectuals discuss the continued importance of communist principles In 2009 Slavoj Žižek brought together an acclaimed group of intellectuals to discuss the continued relevance of communism. Unexpectedly the conference attracted an audience of over 1,000 people. The discussion has continued across the world and this book gathers responses from the conference in Seoul. It includes the interventions of regular contributors Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek, as well as work from across Asia, notably from Chinese scholar Wang Hui, offering regional perspectives on communism in an era of global economic crisis and political upheaval. From the Trade Paperback edition....

The Courage of Hopelessness
Score: 4
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The Courage of Hopelessness


  • Author : Slavoj Žižek
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2017-05-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241305584


The Courage of Hopelessness Book Description :

In these troubled times, even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint that things might not be as bad as all that, that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Yet, argues Slavoj Žižek, it is only when we have admitted to ourselves that our situation is completely hopeless - that the light at the end of the tunnel is in fact the headlight of a train approaching us from the opposite direction - that fundamental change can be brought about. Surveying the various challenges in the world today, from mass migration and geopolitical tensions to terrorism, the explosion of rightist populism and the emergence of new radical politics - all of which, in their own way, express the impasses of global capitalism - Žižek explo...